Second Eleven Trophy Semi-Final
Nottinghamshire 216-7 (40overs ) beat Glamorgan 180 all out (36.1 overs) by 36 runs
With Glamorgan on 158-4 in the 33rd over, Nottinghamshire’s chances of qualifying for the final seemed to be fading but a dramatic collapse saw the visitors lose their final six wickets in just 20 balls.
A stand of 90 between Ben Wright (58) and David Brown had been broken when Brett Hutton took a return catch to dismiss Wright.
The batting power play was taken in the 32nd over and it proved to be a disaster for the visitors, Chris Cooke, who had just hit two fours, was well caught by Karl Turner for 13.
Jake Ball then flattened David Lloyd's stumps and on 170 Hutton claimed the vital wicket of Brown bowling him as he attempted to do execute a ‘Dilscoop’.
Graeme White then claimed the next two wickets including a superb running catch from Scott Elstone on the backward square leg boundary to dismiss Norman. White then bowled Salter for 3 and the coup de gras was delivered by skipper Steven Mullaney who waited and watched with baited breath as Karl Turner ran from mid-off to catch a skier to dismiss Jones.
Earlier Jake Ball had made early inroads by dismissing O'Shea and Roberts andwhen Martin Weightman bowled Michael Powell Glamorgan were 34-3, the stand between Wright & Brown restoring their innings.
Jake Ball took 3-25 , Brett Hutton 3-55 & Graeme White 2-27.
On winning the toss Notts had opted to bat losing Karl Turner with the score on 3. Neil Edwards (32) and Akhil Patel (41) enjoyed a bright partnership of 74 before both were out falling to lofted catches to leave the score on 85-3.
The rest of the innings was all about Scott Elstone as the slower bowlers gradually took control. He was adept at taking the quick singles and rotating the strike reaching his 50 in 51 balls with five fours.
There was a stand of 54 with Sam Kelsall whose share was 15 but Elstone continued to harvest runs and was not out at the close of the innings with 82 from 80 balls with nine boundaries as Notts totalled 216-7.
So after falling at the semi-final stage last year against Essex, Notts will play Lancashire, who beat Somerset in their semi-final match, at Liverpool on September 12th.